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August 16, 2011

Terry Doyle is getting back on track

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2011 11:58 pm
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8/15:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Doyle (W, 4-5) 6.0 7 1 0 3 8 0 3.49
Kloess (H, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1.63
Septimo (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.33
Carter, A (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
Pitches-strikes: Doyle 106-64, Kloess 24-12, Septimo 15-11, Carter, A 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 5-2, Kloess 1-0, Septimo 1-0, Carter, A 1-2.
Batters faced: Doyle 28, Kloess 6, Septimo 4, Carter, A 4.

BTW, Andre Rienzo’s last couple outings were more like the ones in 2010:

8/14:

Winston-Salem Dash
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wickswat 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.33
Rienzo (W, 3-3) 5.0 5 0 0 1 9 0 3.14
Hunt (S, 1) 3.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 4.70
Groundouts-flyouts: Wickswat 1-0, Rienzo 3-2, Hunt 4-1.
Batters faced: Wickswat 5, Rienzo 21, Hunt 11.

That was the completion of a June 28 game that was suspended.

8/10:

Winston-Salem Dash
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rienzo (W, 4-4) 6.0 1 0 0 1 7 0 3.49
Kussmaul (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.76
Groundouts-flyouts: Rienzo 5-5, Kussmaul 0-1.
Batters faced: Rienzo 20, Kussmaul 3.

Maybe Andre’s is returning to form too!

Eno Sarris talks about Ozzie Guillen’s Saber Bullpen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2011 9:00 pm
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Sarris @ FG:

The saber prescription for the bullpen seems clear: identify your best relievers based on their component skills and use them in the right matchups according to their handedness and arsenal. Ignore the inning and instead use your best pitcher in the highest leverage moment. Basically, have a relief ace who pitches in the most important moment in the game — and then find role players to fill in the blanks.

There’s some agreement that this would be an improvement over the current set-up man/closer plan. There might never have been a ‘pen that was truly run this way.

Well, until now. Check out Chicago’s South Side. …

I have a hunch that Don Cooper’s fingerprints are all over Ozzie’s bullpen decisions.

A.J. Pierzynski down; Donny Lucy up [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 16, 2011 3:30 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

The White Sox placed catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured left wrist and purchased the contract of catcher Donny Lucy from Triple-A Charlotte.

This marked Pierzynski’s first career trip to the disabled list. The 34-year-old catcher, whose placement on the DL was retroactive to Saturday, suffered the injury Friday against Kansas City, when he was hit by a Bruce Chen pitch in the third inning.

The legend of Cy Chen grows…

UPDATE: Herm Schneider says Pierzynski could return on August 29 because the fracture is more of a “compression” fracture.

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